THE TENSAS GAZETTE
SNE W SERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 1909 NO. 16
Second Crop of Bargains * Remnants! Remnants!! Galore!
UNDREDS of desirable remnants in Silks, Dress Goods, Ginghams, Percales, Galatea Cloth, Outing, Flannelettes, Flannels and White Goods at less than half the:formerprice.
A general clean-up sale of Odds Ends from every department at genuine Bargain prices
NEVV YEAR GREETINGS
e thank our friends, patrons and the public generally for their liberal patronage and wish
V them-all a bright and hapy -New Year. Very truly,
Valley DryGoods Company, Vicksburg Miss.
ATICHEZ PRIVATE WIKt CU.
COTTON, GRAIN, REVISIONS, STOCKS.
Direct Wires to New York. Chicago and New Orleans.
I 8. Whealger, NATCHEZ, MISS
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT
S- own andl Plantation Risks in this
Parish Written. Get My Rlas.
F.A.L R. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH, LA.
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o iLO e I Keep Constantly on Hand
P Full Supply of
.Metallic and Wood Coffins
and all Sizes from Infant to AdAit. Up-.t-Dat Styles.
b,1 Carry Barial Cs ie s to Sit Citemer.
Turnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwise.
eliton, - - Loullsana
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS.
FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFICE
ALL PAPER I SAM W. HAZLIP,
Contractor, Painter nad
ALL PAPER It haer anr.
Bee my smplee before lasklng
seleeottO. ,.000 samples reata lro
JLL PAPER I so per rol to ge per ronL. )mate.
gtvea on the smallest jobs.
524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS.
CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES
People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studio
Carroll Lumber Company, Ltd.
LA m m !noW marm, L.a.
Would be pleased to have your orders for
Laumber, Doors, Windows, Shingles,
Roofing and Brick.
anthM g in the buildina line.
Plantation orders given strict attention.
i. have embarked in the Undertaking Busines sad have laid
tin a full stock of Coffins of all Grades and Prices, which i
a olfer the trade at very close figures.
I CAN BE FOUND AT MY LIVERY STABLES.
JO s PHE - - LOUISIAN
JI A8 O. ISMIIT'-, Pa'opaAeto·t
sall the best features Iolf a tt-l hot. . Ler shop, bath ro.,m
aid an excellent bar and bilhardl iu uo ,t ached. A , ,.
stoppingl place for Tensas peopl.
LABOR AGENTS CAUSE ALARM
Spread False Reports in Negro
A BANK'S INSUCCESSFUL CAREER
daloons an Loulslina Along Misro
issilppl, Menaces State Prohl
bition there, B·ton Rouge
to Have Cannery.
In Shreveport the police were ap
pealed to, to check false reports start
ed by labor agents in the negro
settlements that this year chickens.
ducks and geese belonging to negroes
will be taxed, the dog license doubled,
washerwomen and negro cooks forced
to pay license and all other negroes
now exempt burdened with taxes.
The negroes are frightened and some
are planning to leave. The labor
agents were recently "advised" by the
planters to quit the plantations,
which were being demoraalized, and
they have invaded the city.
Ouachita Valley Hank Liquadated.
The Ouachita Valley Bank, a state
institution, with a capital of $50,000
and deposits of $9,000, closed its
doors after a short but unsuccessful
career. State Bank Examiner W. L.
Young is in charge of the Banks
The Bank is solvent and everything
is Intact. Depositors will be paid in
full and stockholders will net lose
anything by the liquidation. The ac
tion was taken by the directors after
a consultation, based on the belief
that the Bank would not be justiaed
in continuing business any longer.
New System of Accoauting.
In several instances the new sys
tem of accounting for expenditures
of state funds by departments and
state institutions will begin on Jan.
1. This system was arranged by Trav
eling Auditor Smith at the instance
of the governor, and is to be grad
ually extended to all departments
and institutions handling state mon
ey. Each department and institution
will be started out on this system as
soon uas it has been arranged and the
department furnished with the neces
sary books for its operation.
Rice Expri Stat Extension.
C. E. Sellers, in charge of the Crow
ley rice experiment station, which is
maintained jointly by the State De
partment of Agiculture and the
United States Department of Agri
culture, has made his annual report,
in which he sums up the results of
his observations during the past year.
The report makes specific recommen
dations concerning the culture of rice.
It Is expected that the station will be
greatly enlarged next year and a cer
elist will be detailed by the Federal
department to study rice culture.
Two Killed in Wreck.
Engineer William Sargent of Al
giers, and Conductor Charles F. Rob
ichaux of Lafayette, were killed in
stantly when a work train of the
Southern Pacific Railroad was de
railed in the outskirts of Breaux
ridge, the locomotive turning turtle.
When the wreck occurred Fireman
W. Martin escaped by leaping
through the window of the cab. The
engine fell on the west side of the
track, and the tender on the east
side, leaving the main line practieal
Levee Bosed Lands.
Fred rsace Register of the State
Land Office. sent letters to the Presl
dents of the different Levee Boards
calling theitr sttntion to th.ejaw law
relative to the sale of lands belong
ing to oarda. The lands, under the
new law, must be advertied in the
State omclal Journal where the lads
are located belore they can be sold
by the boards.
Bg Panlls om Waes.
In Alumria, ermeast Rhorer, the
14-year-old son of VaughLn Rhorer,
a dairyman was killed by alling from
a wagon in which he and sveral little
boya were riding. He fell when the
wagon wheel struck a rat, and the
wheels paed over isL bedy. He Adied
within an hour after bng eeuveet
to at home. No bese wer, brokes,
but the tjulries were terel.
MOCKS PROHIBITION LAW.
Saloon In Louusiana Furnish Free
Rides for the Thirsty.
Vicksburg was startled when Tho
mas Morrissey opened a saloon on the
Louisiana side of the Yazoo Canal on
a barge. It is within 150 feet of the
city proper, and in a convenient sec
tion. In such location this saloon is
doing the business of the twenty
seven which have Just closed. Pat
rons have swarmed across the narrow
canal in launches and skiffs, the pro
prietor furnishing free rides to the
thirsty. The boats could not runfast
enough to accommodate the crowds,
and a land office business was done.
Sheriff Sevier, of Madison parish,
had a deputy stationed on the barge
to preserve the peace, beer blind ti
gers are out of the running for the
new saloon, with the real goods, is
right at the city's doors, and mock
the Prohibition Law.
Cannery for Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge Board of Trade
has received a letter from P. H. Rob
erts, of Brighton, Colo., a practical
cannery of long experience, in which
he offers to come to Baton Rouge and
interest himself in a canning' factory.
He estimated that it will cost about
$15,000, with a capacity of 50,000
cases of canned goods a year. He est
imates the average profit would be
$10,000 a year on such an invest
ment. He does not think that a small
factory would pay.
Try to Wreck a T'asi.
Two attempts were made to wreck
the passenger train on the Opelousas
Gulf and Northeastern Railroad Just
north of Rayne. Obstructions were
found on the track in four different
places, and when the train returned in
the evening obstructions were again
found on the track. In each case they
were evidently placed for the purpose
of wrecking the train. In one place
the whistle post had been pulled up
and thrown on the track and another
points ties had been used.
Meeting of School Boards.
Governor J. Y. Sanders announce-l
that the meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Southwestern Indus
trial Institute has been postponed
from Jan. 5 to Jan. 9. The Board
of the Louisiana School for the Dcat,
will meet on Jan. 12. The Board of
the School for the Blind, will mest
on Jan. 14.
Interest Decreased to State.
State Treasurer Captain O. B.,teele
notified the four fiscal agent banks of
the State of the amount of interest
due the State by the banks on the
funds that have been on deposit in
the banks during the past year. The
total amount which the State made
on the interest of its funds amounted
Board Meetling Anmoueed.
The governor has announced the
dates of board meetings as follows:
Southwest Louisiana Industrial In
stitute at Lafayette, Jan. 9; State
School for the Deaf at Baton Rouge,
Jan. 12; State School for the Blind at
Rouge, Jan. 14. All these boards are
lately appointed bodies.
Negro is Arrested.
Sheriff Parker has plaoed in the
Port Allen Jail a negro named Robert
Brown, who is believed to be impli
cated in the murder of Mr. Rivet, the
aged white man at Baton Rouge Junc
tion. Brown was arrested several
days ago near Melville, but transfered
to the Port Allen Jail.
Third Entry for Postasterhi.
All indications point to a lively
contest over the Monroe postmaster.
ship. It is coMsideresd a Juicy plum
Mrs. W. J. C. Austin,
mt. Jemoph, La.
I dJemre to keep the Ten... pubtlic in mind of the fact that I have re
turned to my home sad will continueu the business of Undertaker. I
k- epon hand a full line of letalics, copper lined for adults and
children, cloth covered and carved caskets, and common coints, and
will have a man to conduct funerals when called upon. Prices to
suit the hard times .... I ask of all ti'e friends of my late husband
a share of their patronage. MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN.
and well worth the struggle The of
fice pays about $250 per month. Dr.
J. H. McCormick, a life-long Repub
lican announced that he had entered
the list of contestants, and stated
that he had received encouraging as
surances of suport from leading citi
zens. The other applicants to date
are Capt. J C. Weaks and John B,
New $50,000 Federal Building.
W. W. Duson received from the
United States Treasury Department
an acceptance of Site No 1 for the
location of the Federal building in
Crowley. The ground is now occupied
by two frame buildings, which must
be moved within thirty days after no
tice has been given by the govern
ment. Mr. Duson has sixty days in
which to accept the offer and effect
the transfer of the property. The
proposed building will cost approxi
Registrars all Appointed.
Many of the registrars of voters ap
pointed by the governor and secretary
of state have received their commis
sions. On Monday, Jan. 4, the new
registrars were ready to begin their
work. At first they have a big Job
on their hands, as there will have to
be under the new law a complete re
registering of every voter in Louisi
ana. Under the new law the voter,
when he registers, must state his par
Pare Food Guide.
For the purpose of agreeing on
bow the pure food and drug code
shall be operated in New Orleans,
President D. Harvey Dillon and City
Health Ofcer W. T. O'Reilly will
hold a conference. The city has been
making a determined fight for pure
milk and meat, and Dr. Dillon will
ask Dr. O'Reilly to look up the en
foreement of the oode as respects
these things within the mnieipality.
Saloons Confined to Negrop.
In St. Francisville for the first time
in the history of the town a white
man is unable to enter a saloon and
buy a drink. Of the five saloons per
mits granted, all have opened up for
the negro trade. All the saloon men
claim that the paying of $1,225 li
cense makes trade unprofitable.
It cost the city of Baton Rouge a
total of $91,708.60 to run its govern
ment during the year 1908. City
Auditor Perkins has completed his
work of auditing the books of the city
for the year and the total lncome.
The total Income of the city was$100,
To Mark State BDmarry.
Governor Sanders hat sent a notice
to Governor Noel of Mississppi, that
the State of Louisadna is going to
mark the boundary in the Gulf cost,
between the State of Louisiana and
Mississippi. Acording to Act 137,
the sum of $5,000 was appropriated
out of the Oyster Commission for the
purpose of marking this boundary.
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NLn Bia . 1m po Tuen,.
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C. P. SHAW, NATOmEK,. Ia...
tuco>Ises TO IEA toI0.a
FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS
Manufaoturer of Engines, Cotten Pressee, Agrieultural, Imspleeae
and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shaftlng, Pipe, brame
Ooods and Ceneral Mil Supplles.
To 11,. long felt want I have tnstaUlledae aeuyarrhae
and have employed a competent gin-wright to look after uaam
Sguarantee perfeet satLsfaotlon to all those who may vr er
pg added this line pllaoe me In a poettion to attend to Se ats o
ranehe., from seed ootton to the bale. All kinda of maehies
,wJ and satisfaction guaranteet. tolleltlng your fature ord e aa
Yours truly, C. P. S W. 'tehes, Mtep.
Louis Hoffman Hardware 0Q
Pull nue of Harness and Saddles always es head
which will be sold at
Lowmest Possible Paritso
We always keep a Competitent Saddler empleped
to do repairs of all kinds.
Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. '= 1
Are You Going To Build?
If so, carry out the idea under the most favorable condltlo by me
ing us about the In ber required for the purpose. To build eoad.
oally, build well. For high-grade, well manufactured
Rough aud rd remed Sbgim, lurh.g, cas I
at , R*"& r um Deerh, ad,, hu. Iý i
etc. Cal em s. We .k a Sp.d~ y of L. la I
Yedl he BreI Florhg : : • : : : : : :
Always get our prices and inveltgte eour faclittes befere
plaing your eder.
E. A. ENOOcHS,
e a NE3 An ma *ewe . . WAT1 g a~
THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TS
LONG DISTANGE TELEPI OE
FOR ART APPLY »T Le"a mans
CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE I TELESIAP SN.
Allison H. Foster
Undertaker and Embalmer.
Also dealer in Headstones and Monuments,
Granite and Matble.
All services pertaining to my business promptly
attended to at reasonable prices.
No. 220 Main Street NATCHEZ ISSI
A. ROSE, President. B. W. GRIFFITH, Vice.Pmksibt.
R. GRIFFITH, Secretsa.
Do You Expect to Work for
Other People Al Your Life?
Start a Savings Account A w
Get one of our self rgisWIfg~tIl
Banks and watch your sr- .
4 PER CENT INTERFT ON ALL .
CITY SAVINGS AND TRUST. M I
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